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UK Visas | Tier 5 UK visas | Temporary work visa

Charity worker visa (Tier 5) This visa is issued who are coming to the UK to do unpaid voluntary work...

UK family visa processing

You require a family visa to reside with a family member in the UK for more than six months. If...

Child adoption | Adopting a child

Child adoption is the way of providing permanent new families for children who cannot be brought up by their biological...

Apply to the EU settlement Scheme

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme...

UK innovator visa processing time

You can apply for UK innovator visa if You aspire to set up or run a business to the UK...

UK spouse visa prerequisites and processing time

UK spouse visa allows the married partners of UK citizens to immigrate to the UK because they are married to...

Tier 4 General student visa UK

The UK general student visa is issued to foreign student who are at least 16 years old and aspire to...

Acquisition of British citizenship

However, individuals holding ILR may apply for British citizenship. If individuals who have ILR for twelve months or longer and...

Get British citizenship

There are various approaches to apply for British citizenship depending on your conditions. While you were born in the UK...

Finding immigration lawyers in the UK

You can take immigration advice if you require assistance with getting permission to remain in the UK. Immigration advisers can...

UK Visas | Tier 5 UK visas | Temporary work visa

Charity worker visa (Tier 5) This visa is issued who are coming to the UK to do unpaid voluntary work for a charity. The work they do must relate to the work of their sponsor’s organizations. Applicants need to have a certificate of sponsorship from a licensed employer before applying. Eligibility to apply for charity worker visa You have to submit the documents that show you are able to support yourself. So you must have £945 in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. Besides, it is required to have a certificate of sponsorship reference number from your UK sponsor. Documents you have to provide  When you apply you require providing: A current passport and other valid travel identification You have had at £945 in savings before you apply for 90 days. This is to prove you can support yourself and you must have this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. Apply You must apply online for this visa. You require your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre as part of your application. You will require collecting biometric residence permit within 10 days of when you said you would arrive in...

UK family visa processing

You require a family visa to reside with a family member in the UK for more than six months. If you are outside the UK you can apply for a family to live with your spouse or partner, fiancé, child, parent, and any relative. If you are inside the UK you can apply to extend your stay with your family member if you are already in the UK on a family visa. However, if you come to the UK on a different visa you may be able to switch to a family visa to reside with your spouse, partner, child or parent. Apply as a partner or spouse in the UK You and your partner both require being 18 or over. Your spouse or partner must be a British citizen or settle in the UK meaning to have indefinite leave to remain. Both of you must be intending to live together permanently in the UK. What you need to prove You must prove that you are in a civil partnership or marriage that is recognised in the UK. Besides, you must have been living together for at least two years while applying. If you are a fiance you must submit...

Child adoption | Adopting a child

Child adoption is the way of providing permanent new families for children who cannot be brought up by their biological parents or extended family. To be adopted a child must be under the age of 18 while making the application. Child must not be married or in a child partnership. Both children’s birth parents should have consent normally to the adoption. However, it is not required to take consent from the parents if they are not found. Moreover, when they are not capable of giving consent due to a mental disability, it is not needed to take the consent. Besides when the child would be put at risk if they were not adopted we do not require taking consent from the parents for the adoption. Prerequisites to adopt a child You may be able to adopt child if You are aged 21 or over You must have a fixed and permanent home in the UK You must have lived in the UK for at least 1 year before you begin the application process Early stages of adoption To adopt a child you can go through either an adoption agency that is part of your local council or a voluntary adoption...

Apply to the EU settlement Scheme

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful you will get either settled or pre-settled status. If you are an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain you may be able to stay in the UK without applying. The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021. You will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020. Who should apply You need to apply if you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen. However, when you are not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen but your family member is then you are eligible to apply. You are able to apply if you were born in the UK but you are not British citizen. Besides, when you have a UK permanent residence document you can apply. If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen with a British citizen family member you are able to apply. You do not need to apply if you have indefinite leave to enter...

UK innovator visa processing time

You can apply for UK innovator visa if You aspire to set up or run a business to the UK You are from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland You meet the eligibility requirements You must have been at least £50,000 in investment funds if you aspire to run a new business. However, if your business is already established you do not require funds. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. You should get your decision on your visa within 3 weeks when you apply from outside the UK. You can stay three years if you come to the UK on an innovator visa or switch to this visa from another visa. Eligibility You require having your business idea assessed by an approved body. If your business is viable they will provide you an endorsement letter. You must also Meet the English language requirement Be at least 18 years old You must be able to prove that you have enough personal savings to support yourself while residing in the UK Knowledge of English You may require providing your English language requirement while applying. However, you can prove your knowledge of English by either passing an...

UK spouse visa prerequisites and processing time

UK spouse visa allows the married partners of UK citizens to immigrate to the UK because they are married to someone who is settled in the UK. He or she must be married to a person who is ordinarily resident in the UK and has no immigration restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK. Spouse visa requirements To qualify for a UK spouse visa you should satisfy the following requirements: You and your spouse must be 18 or over You must be intending to reside together permanently You must have met each other and be legitimately fmarried You must have enough money to support yourselves without claiming public funds Your sponsoring partner must earn more than £18,600 per year or have enough savings to be capable to sponsor you. The minimum financial prerequisite is higher if they are additionally sponsoring dependent children. You must fulfil the English language requirements You must have suitable accommodation for you, your spouse and any dependents. UK spouse visa processing time The normal UK Spouse Visa preparing time can change contingent upon a few variables. For instance, your waiting time may fluctuate as indicated by where you make an application from. This...

Tier 4 General student visa UK

The UK general student visa is issued to foreign student who are at least 16 years old and aspire to admit in studies in the UK. To be eligible to apply for a UK tier 4 student visa you must meet the following conditions: Be a non-EEA and no-Swiss national Be older than 16 years old Illustrate English language knowledge in an interview. The sponsor must not give the CAS before ensuring that the candidate has the needed English language understanding. Secure a place in the course in an institution listed as a licensed sponsor of Tier 4 candidates Documents you must provide When you apply for the visa you must provide A current passport or other valid travel documentation Evidence that you can support yourself Proof of parental or other legal guardian consent if you under 18 If you are under 18, proof of you relationship with your parent or guardian should be submitted Apply outside the UK You must apply online for Tier 4 student visa. You will require having your fingerprints and photographs taken a visa application centre as part of your application. You will need to collect your biometric residence permit within 10 days of when...

Acquisition of British citizenship

However, individuals holding ILR may apply for British citizenship. If individuals who have ILR for twelve months or longer and are over 18 and have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom for the last five years. ILR grants you the right to live and work in the UK which is free from immigration restrictions. A child born in the United Kingdom after 1983 to persons who are not British citizens will not automatically be a British citizen. Before 1 July, 2006 only a child who is born to parents who are married to each other could automatically derive British citizenship from the father if the father was a British citizen. If the parents are not married when the child is born and if they get married after their child’s born and the marriage legitimates the child then if the father is a British citizen the child would become a British citizen. Children who are born after 1 July 2006 an unmarried father has equal rights to pass the British citizenship to a child. Unless you have a claim to citizenship based on ancestry you can apply for British citizenship by Naturalisation. You will more likely have to apply for...

Get British citizenship

There are various approaches to apply for British citizenship depending on your conditions. While you were born in the UK You do not naturally get British citizenship in the event that you were born in the UK. It relies upon when you were born and your parent’s conditions. You might be qualified to apply for citizenship in the event that you were born in the UK and are not a British resident. While you moved to the UK You may be eligible to apply for British citizenship by naturalisation which depends on your condition. When you are married to or in a civil partnership with a British citizen You must have lived in the UK for the last three years to apply as the spouse or civil partner of a British citizen. You will require having Indefinite leave to remain. You have settlement status under the EU settlement scheme. A permanent residence document confirming you have permanent residence status. Indefinite leave to remain You can apply for indefinite leave to remain after you have lived in the UK for five years. If you aspire to apply for citizenship with ILR you must live in the UK for 12 months after...

Finding immigration lawyers in the UK

You can take immigration advice if you require assistance with getting permission to remain in the UK. Immigration advisers can assist you with most things to do with immigration regarding helping you to fill in the right forms and representing you at a tribunal. However, immigration advisers do not settle immigration decisions but they can offer you guidance. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, there will be no change to the rights and status of EU residents as of now living in the UK until 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020. You and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to keep living in the UK. The office of the immigration services commissioner (OISC) controls immigration advisers and ensures they satisfy certain guidelines. For instance, immigration advisers must convey insurance against offering poor guidance and they should stay up with the latest with current immigration advice. OISC maintains a register of the immigration advisers that they regulate. However, you can complain about an immigration adviser if they provide poor service to you. Please do bear in mind; you cannot get any assistance or your money back if an adviser is not regulated. Immigration advisers...